Produce donors are key partners in assisting FVG in providing ingredients for our soup mix. The major sources are green house companies, frozen food distributors, and farmers. All product in the lower mainland is picked up by our own truck. Some product from outside the lower mainland is delivered by commercial truckers who only charge a nominal rate.
Some of the major donors are:
Heppell’s Potato Corp | B.C Frozen Foods | Sumas Ridge Greenhouse Inc. | Village Farms Canada Ltd. | Agape Food Bank | Eklund Produce | Canadian Farms Ltd. | Coastal Pacific Express | Sumas Ridge Greenhouse Inc. | Loblaw | Village Farms Canada Ltd. | Ralph's Farm Market | Lepp's | Thomas Fresh |
Our soup mix is given free of charge to relief organization, church groups and individuals. They are required to submit a request form indicating the country, people group, adequate transportation funding, staffing for distribution in the specific area and provide feedback by means of images and reports. This information is passed on to our volunteers and supporters.
In addition to many churches and individuals, some of the major organizations that contribute are:
Food For The Hungry Canada | Imani Orphan Care | Hope for Korah | The Master's Foundation | Seeds of Hope | Compassionate Resource Warehouse | Global Aid Network | Mission Without Borders | Mennonite Central Committee | Bulembu International | Canadian Lutheran World Relief | Changing Lives Through Jesus | Emmanual Foundation | Fire Over Africa | First Steps Health Society | Love Guatemala | New West Community Church | The River Church | Word & Deed | Word Christian Community Church | World Serve | Jaaja Barb's Home of Angels |